A reporter who has had an affair with the daughter of the U.S. President is sent to Hungary. There he is bitten by a werewolf, and then gets transferred back to Washington, where he gets a job as press assistant to the President. Then bodies start turning up in D.C
March 30, 2011 Subject:
This Kept me Laughing
Would I recommend this movie as a serious piece of work? Would I recommend it for laughs? Definitely. One of the good parts is where the Pentagon is being blamed for everything. Dean Stockwells acting as a Werewolf and turning into one are great. Too bad he didn't bite everyone in Government before he died, all 545 people, than they could be shipped back to Romania.
Rating is only 2 because it was trying to be both serious and funny. Instead of one or the other.
May 28, 2009 Subject:
This is one hilarious film. "He may be the President, but he's still a human being." Great low budget work.
May 28, 2009 Subject:
As a BIG fan of "Z" movies I have to put this in the top five list
it's satire, not finely made but it's funny and the white establishment keeps blaming the Black Panthers. The reality is that it's one of them who is killing and mutilating. Thirty-five years and little has changed...
the question is, did "W" visit Budapest as well? and was he bitten by a wolf there. We may never know.
August 26, 2007 Subject:
IN DEFENSE OF THE D.C. LYCANTHROPE
OK, there's a definite aroma of cheese in this stew (but that isn't something any card-carrying disciple of the Cult of UHF is gonna object to--and i'm not).
What I Am going to talk about is what I LIKED about this movie: and that begins with Mr. Ginsberg's clear homage to the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr classic THE WOLF MAN. We have the cane with the wolf figure of silver on the top, we have our hero, Jack Whittier (Stockwell) rushing to the defense of a woman (Giselle) and killing the wolf with a cane, though he DOES get bitten in the process. Still, Giselle survives the encounter, unlike Fay Helm's character in the earlier film. We even have a fair substitute for Maria Ouspenskaya in Despo Diamantidou's Gypsy Woman including the giving of the protective charm. "Wear this over your heart, always." Jack flushes it down the toilet (bad idea) while Lon gave it to Evelyn Ankers.
So far so good. Jack goes back to Washington and these strange killings begin as the full moon rises over D. C. There is some humor in the choice of victims and humor also in that that is Michael Dunn playing "Dr. Kiss"---and obvious reference to his more famous role...that of Dr. Loveless on TV's WILD WILD WEST.
This movie was made just for fun and no one in it need apologize including Dean Stockwell who has, most recently, been popping up on the Sci-Fi channel's remake of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.
But, Dean...how broke were you when you made THE DUNWICH HORROR back in 1970? (Just kidding...I kinda liked THAT one too...I mean, Sandra Dee, Dr. Zorba (Sam Jaffe) Adrian Balboa (Talia Coppola (Shire) AND The Boy with Green Hair all in ONE movie---what's not to like?)
Three stars for this one.
February 9, 2007 Subject:
What a hoot
This movie should not be looked at as a drama. It is a satire on people who inhabit our nations capitol. One of the more enjoyable films I have downloaded. Sure, it is cheesy. But that is what it was supposed to be, a romp in the park at midnight by White House staffers - just exactly what had happened at the time the film was made. What a hoot, or maybe, what a howl.
January 16, 2007 Subject:
. Ed Wood was never this incompetent.
Oh dear, what a shocker. Badly lit, badly written, badly directed. Everything about it is bad. Pity the poor actors who got landed with this nightmare.
Proof that Ed Wood was by no means the worst director.